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Leak sus­pect: Fed­eral au­thor­i­ties have iden­ti­fied a sus­pect in a mas­sive leak that ex­posed top-se­cret CIA cy­ber­weapons and spy­ing tech­niques. Joshua Adam Schulte, a for­mer CIA em­ployee, is be­ing held in a Man­hat­tan jail on un­re­lated charges of pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy. The gov­ern­ment be­lieves that Schulte pro­vided Wik­iLeaks with the stolen ar­chive of CIA hack­ing tools that the or­ga­ni­za­tion pub­lished in March 2017 un­der the la­bel “Vault 7.” It was the largest leak of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments in CIA his­tory, re­veal­ing in­tri­cate de­tails of Amer­ica’s on­line spy­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, in­clud­ing tools for com­man­deer­ing iPhones and smart TVs. Although au­thor­i­ties searched Schulte’s apart­ment shortly af­ter Wik­iLeaks dis­closed the ma­te­ri­als, he hasn’t been charged in con­nec­tion with the breach. Schulte has said that he is be­ing un­fairly tar­geted be­cause he spoke out about “in­com­pe­tent man­age­ment and bu­reau­cracy” at the CIA.

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